Shell & Coral Inspired Sketchbook, Mixed Media Textiles with Anne Kelly
Shell & Coral Inspired Sketchbook, Mixed Media Textiles with Anne Kelly
Shell & Coral Inspired Sketchbook, Mixed Media Textiles with Anne Kelly

Shell & Coral Inspired Sketchbook, Mixed Media Textiles with Anne Kelly

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Course summary:

Join renowned textile artist Anne Kelly for a day of hand embroidery and textiles collage to make a cover for a sketchbook inspired by shells, plants and corals.

You will create a sketchbook cover and then embellish it whilst also creating some original collage art based on the sea theme.

Atelier Beside the Sea is perfectly placed directly on Brighton beachfront to provide inspiration and you will also use a range of visual materials as well as fabric samples to gain your ideas.

Anne will expertly guide you through the process of layering materials, using mixed media textiles and hand stitching to create a piece of truly unique art work.

Tutor biography:

Anne Kelly is an award-winning Canadian born, UK based artist, author and tutor. Her multi-layered and densely stitched textiles have been likened to ‘small worlds’. Trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London, she creates wall hangings and objects using a mixture of mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. Her teaching and gallery work take her around the UK and abroad.

Anne’s four books for Batsford connect her practice with her teaching and project work. She exhibits in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally and has been artist in residence in a beautiful garden in Sussex and a hilltop village in Italy. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild UK, the Crafts Council Directory the Society for Embroidered Work and the European Textile Network.


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Refreshments provided:

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.

What to bring with you:

Atelier Beside the Sea will provide general sewing tools such as basic needles, threads and calico fabric.

Hunt through your collections to find items that fit the theme

  • Sewing kit for hand stitching
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Any sea themed images that inspire you
  • A range of materials for drawing and painting.


    If you have enjoyed your session with Anne you may wish to book onto her upcoming Shell and Coral Inspired Sketchbook course.

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